RadioACTive 10.09.23 Indigenous People's Day

  • October 9, 2023
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RadioACTive highlights Indigenous People's Day with Living the Circle of Life's Dave John and the significance of this day in Utah. Then we talk with local Indigenous artist Eugene Tapahe of Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project. Then we expand on Indigenous Futurism with First Nations (Canadian) Electronic Music Duo The Halluci Nation. Then classically trained Two-Spirit song carrier Jeremy Dutcher shares their new album, Motewolonuwok.

Tonight's show features the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

Dave John shares about the activism of The Utah League of Native American Voters and the significance of Indigenous People's Day, right here in Utah.

Eugene Tapahe, local Diné artist + photographer gives us an update about Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project and upcoming events featuring Eugene's work. "His art is bringing global attention to Native American issues through the healing power of the Ojibwe jingle dress dance. The project originated from a dream he had to unite the beauty of the land with the jingle dress dance."

  • EVENT: Oct. 20, 5-6 PM through Nov. 17, 5-6 PM Eugene Tapahe’s solo exhibition Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project at Modern West Art Gallery RSVP -
    Modern West is honored to debut  Drawing inspiration from his deeply rooted Navajo culture, ancestors and reverence towards the land, he uses art to heal the past and create hope for the future.

  • EVENT: Saturday, October 14 @ 3:00 p.m. Indigenous Art Market Artist Talk with Eugene Tapahe — Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project at the Natural History Museum of Utah.
    "Featuring Native American artists, dancers, and speakers from around the country, this celebration of indigenous art and culture brings the best Native American jewelry, painting, pottery, sculpture, beadwork, textiles, and carvings to Salt Lake City."

The Halluci Nation, formerly known as A Tribe Called Red, is a Canadian electronic music group who blend instrumental hip hop, reggae and dubstep-influenced dance music with elements of First Nations music, particularly vocal chanting and drumming. They recently performed in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct 7 at the State Room. Follow their tour HERE.

Jeremy Dutcher, "the classically trained Two-Spirit song carrier, composer, operatic tenor, activist and member of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) in Eastern Canada - announced his sophomore record, Motewolonuwok, released October 6, 2023 on Secret City Records."

  • WATCH: See Jeremy Dutcher's new video, Take My Hand

Guests' views, thoughts, or opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9 fm. Questions, comments or suggestions for the show? Email

Tonight's RadioACTive team included:

  • KRCL Executive Producer: Lara Jones
  • Production Assistant: Valene MC
  • KRCL Volunteer Host: Dave John